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UEFA chief praises Ukraine for Euro 2012 success


August 28th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, Aug 28 (IANS) UEFA chief Michel Platini met Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych here Tuesday to praise Euro 2012 co-host Ukraine for its good organisation of the tournament."It was an ... Read more...

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Goal-line technology lined-up for Premier League


July 7th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Goal-line technology will be used in the English Premier League "as soon as is practically possible" after it was approved by the body that sets ... Read more...

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Golden Boot winners at Euros


July 2nd, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, July 2 (IANS) The following is the list of Golden Boot winners at the European football championship:The top scorers in the UEFA European Championship finals:2012: Fernando Torres (Spain) ... Read more...

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Ukraine coach hits out at refereeing after Euro exit


June 20th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Donetsk (Ukraine), June 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Ukraine coach Oleg Blokhin has lashed out at the standard of refereeing in the 0-1 defeat to England that knocked the Euro 2012 co-hosts ... Read more...

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UEFA hails Ukraine, Poland Euro 2012 success


June 19th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, June 19 (IANS) UEFA President Michel Platini has expressed his satisfaction with the arrangements for the Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine."I am very pleased with organising. Poland and ... Read more...

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Netherlands adjusts training after racist abuse by fans


June 7th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, June 7 (IANS) Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk adjusted his training in Krakow after hearing racist abuse from the stands.During the warm-up for the training in the Wisla ... Read more...

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UEFA congress begins in Istanbul


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, March 22 (IANS) The 36th Congress of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) began in Istanbul Thursday with participation of representatives from 53 member associations.FIFA President Joseph Sepp ... Read more...

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Sleeping giant India is slowly waking up: Blatter


March 9th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) FIFA president Sepp Blatter Friday said "sleeping giant" India is slowly waking up and promised that he won't leave football's world body until the ... Read more...

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Russia can be world champions in 2018: Platini


January 21st, 2012 - 3:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's national football team has what it takes to win its home World Cup in 2018, UEFA president Michel Platini has said.The world's most prestigious ... Read more...

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Messi wins Fifa Ballon d’Or for third successive year


January 10th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Zurich, Jan 10 (IANS) Barcelona striker Lionel Messi, named the world player of the year, has won the 2011 FIFA Ballon d'Or for the third successive year.The 24-year-old became only ... Read more...

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Former French midfielder Tigana to coach Shanghai Shenhua


December 19th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, December 19 (IANS) Former French legendary footballer Jean Amadou Tigana has signed for Shanghai Shenhua as the head coach, the Chinese Super League club announced.The 56-year-old Frenchman, who was ... Read more...

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Ban on smoking and tobacco ads at Euro 2012


October 21st, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Oct 21 (IANS) Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has imposed a ban on smoking and tobacco advertising at next year's European Championship Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine.The ... Read more...

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Women detained for topless protest in Ukraine


September 27th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, Sep 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Four women activists were arrested Tuesday for staging a topless protest near Ukrainian capital Kiev's main sports arena during a visit by UEFA chief Michel ... Read more...

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Platini rules out contesting FIFA presidency post


May 28th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 28 (IANS) FIFA vice-president and former French footballer Michel Platini said he is not in fray for the presidency of the world football's governing body.Platini said he would ... Read more...

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‘To me, Pele is the best,’ says Pele


April 29th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 29(ANI): Brazilian football legend Pele claims his record as a player is unrivalled compared to anyone else's in the history of the game and insists no-one has yet matched his ... Read more...

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Platini welcomes Mohamed bin Hammam’s FIFA presidency challenge


March 23rd, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Nyon (Switzerland) Mar. 23 (ANI): Michel Platini has welcomed Mohamed bin Hammam's challenge to Sepp Blatter as "good for democracy", as the UEFA president emerged as a potential kingmaker in the battle ... Read more...

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Qatar’s Mohamed bin Hammam challenges Blatter to FIFA TV debate


March 22nd, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 22 (ANI): Qatar's FIFA presidential challenger Mohamed bin Hammam has challenged incumbent FIFA chief Sepp Blatter to a television debate, even as woos UEFA delegates who will prove pivotal to ... Read more...

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AFC chief Hammam may challenge Blatter for FIFA presidency


March 11th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 11 (ANI): Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Mohamed in Hammam has said he will decide within 10 days whether to challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency.Bin Hammam's bid to ... Read more...

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Platini wants other Gulf nations to joint Qatar in hosting 2022 WC


January 13th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 13 (ANI): UEFA boss Michel Platini has asked the 2022 World Cup, which will be hosted in Qatar, to be expanded to include other Gulf nations.Platini is widely assumed to ... Read more...

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Platini to remain UEFA President until 2015


December 24th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 24(ANI): Former France midfielder Michel Platini is set to be re-elected as UEFA President for another four years after being confirmed as the only candidate in next year's election.According to ... Read more...

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Platini backs winter 2022 football World Cup in Qatar


December 13th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 13(ANI): UEFA President Michel Platini has said that he supports the idea of shifting the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from summer to winter to avoid extreme desert temperatures.Platini said ... Read more...

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BBC FIFA bribe investigation would not affect 2018 World Cup voting process: Platini


November 30th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30(ANI): UEFA President Michel Platini believes that England's 2018 World Cup bid will not be affected by the BBC Panorama investigation into alleged FIFA bribes.The BBC documentary accused three ... Read more...

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Bayern Munich file charges against UEFA investigator


September 16th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Munich, Sep 16 (DPA) Bayern Munich have filed charges against European football organising body UEFA's chief investigator in connection with match-fixing allegations. It follows a report to appear in Germany's Stern magazine ... Read more...

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Platini says England could lose WC 2018 bid to less wealthy nations


September 3rd, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep.3 (ANI): UEFA president and former French football star Michel Platini has warned England that its bid for hosting the 2018 World Cup could go up in smoke, given FIFA's habit ... Read more...

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Platini released from hospital, wants to attend World Cup final (Lead)


July 10th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 10 (DPA) UEFA president Michel Platini was released from a Johannesburg hospital Saturday morning and is hoping to attend the 2010 World Cup final Sunday between Spain and the Netherlands. "All ... Read more...

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Platini hospitalized after fainting in South African restaurant


July 10th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, July 10(ANI): UEFA President and French football legend Michel Platini was rushed to hospital after fainting in a Johannesburg restaurant.Platini, who has been UEFA President since January 2007, was having ... Read more...

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UEFA president hospitalised


July 10th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Michel Platini, president of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), was taken to a hospital in South Africa after he fainted in a restaurant, a media ... Read more...

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Maradona takes another kick at World Cup ball


June 23rd, 2010 - 7:49 am ICT by IANS
Polokwane, June 23 (DPA) Diego Maradona again laid into the World Cup ball Tuesday and suggested his team was suffering from it more than others. "The pitch and the ball are the same ... Read more...

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Maradona apologises to Platini over comments


June 17th, 2010 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 17 (DPA) Argentine coach Diego Maradona issued a public apology Thursday to UEFA president Michel Platini over comments he made about him at a press conference in Pretoria. "I wish to ... Read more...

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Maradona’s latest verbal volley: asks Pele to ‘go back to museum’


June 17th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 17 (ANI): The verbal dual between two best footballers in the world shows no signs of an early end, with Argentinean legend Diego Maradona asking Brazilian great Pele to "go ... Read more...

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France chosen to host Euro 2016


May 28th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 28 (DPA) France will host football's European Championships in 2016 after beating rivals Italy and Turkey in a vote Friday. The French bid was chosen in Geneva by UEFA's executive committee ... Read more...

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England 2018 bid gets support from Platini and FIFA’s vice-president


May 19th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 19 (ANI): UEFA president Michel Platini and FIFA vice-president Jack Warner have given a boost to England's troubled 2018 World Cup bid.FIFA's ethics committee are investigating claims made by Lord ... Read more...

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Australia in denial over World Cup soccer snub


January 27th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 27 (DPA) Football bosses denied Wednesday that Australia's hopes of hosting the 2018 World Cup were all but lost after FIFA president Sepp Blatter spoke about the "movement to make ... Read more...

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Irish Justice Minister calls for Ireland-France replay


November 20th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Dublin, Nov 20(ANI): Irish Justice Minister Dermot Ahern has called on FIFA to order a replay of the controversial World Cup play-off between Ireland and France.Ahern's call came as Ireland is ... Read more...

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Irish winger Duff thinks FIFA conspired to get France into World Cup finals


November 20th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.20 (ANI): Irish winger Damian Duff has accused both FIFA and sports manufacturer Adidas of conspiring to get France through to the World Cup finals."Do I think it's a ... Read more...

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